Solved

Trouble hoking up wired computer to Linksys router

Posted on 2006-06-22
3
545 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
We are having trouble hooking up a computer to a Linksys router.

It is a wireless B router that can also handle (4) wired computers.  The wireless part is working fine.  But, we need to hook up one computer very far away.  We have decided to hard-wire.  Wondering if there is a maximum length of this ethernet cable-or if there should be a signal booster involved.

The ethernet cable is about 250' long and is run outside the building.  We purchased indoor/outdoor ethernet cable (4 twisted pairs) and have an 80' section burried in a sealed pipe.  There has been no rain and all connection testing was done after dark, so I don't think heat or water is an issue-yet.

Do we need to put a booster on this device?  I called linksys who claims that the device can handle over 500' of cable but I am suspicious.

If this configuration is OK, then we may simply have cable problems.

What do you think?

Thanks, Bob
0
Comment
Question by:ba272
3 Comments
 
LVL 9

Assisted Solution

by:robinluo
robinluo earned 200 total points
ID: 16961050
Have you tested the cable with cable tester? The setup sounds okay and length should not be a problem in your case.

0
 

Author Comment

by:ba272
ID: 16961897
No, we have not yet tested it.  We were trying to rule out other issues with length or signal srenght first.  But it sounds like that should be our next step.

Thanks,

Bob
0
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
fullerms earned 300 total points
ID: 16969165
You may need to test your cable first. Try wiring a PC next to the router first, using a few feet of cable. Are you able to get an IP through DHCP? If not, does a static IP help? Are you able to ping your router?
0

Featured Post

Highfive Gives IT Their Time Back

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

New Server 172.16.200.2  was moved from behind Router R2 f0/1 to behind router R1 int f/01 and has now address 172.16.100.2. But we want users still to be able to connected to it by old IP. How to do it ? We can used destination NAT (DNAT).  In DNAT…
The Cisco RV042 router is a popular small network interfacing device that is often used as an internet gateway. Network administrators need to get at the management interface to make settings, change passwords, etc. This access is generally done usi…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…

757 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

23 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now